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Old 09-30-2012, 12:53 AM
 
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For who? Florida (FSU) and Georgia (GT)? Those are the only two that come to mind (I'm not a huge SEC fan so I'm sure there are more). Really? That keeps them from playing another conference opponent? Like I said, weak IMO. The SEC should have 9 Conference games just like the rest of the power conferences.
Auburn-Georgia & Alabama-Tennessee.



SEC found out the hard way that 14 teams is awful for scheduling.

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Old 09-30-2012, 05:23 AM
 
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For who? Florida (FSU) and Georgia (GT)? Those are the only two that come to mind (I'm not a huge SEC fan so I'm sure there are more). Really? That keeps them from playing another conference opponent? Like I said, weak IMO. The SEC should have 9 Conference games just like the rest of the power conferences.

USC and Stanford still play ND every year...
Your last sentence pretty much disqualifies you from this discussion.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:40 AM
 
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Auburn-Georgia & Alabama-Tennessee.



SEC found out the hard way that 14 teams is awful for scheduling.
That doesn't explain to me why the SEC can't play 9 conference games like other power conferences. NBD though, I was just curious. I will agree, 14 teams is weird.

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Your last sentence pretty much disqualifies you from this discussion.
Did you join the conservation? I missed it. If teams from other conferences can preserve rivalries and still play 9 conference games why not the SEC?

Seems kind of unfair for teams whose rivals are not in the SEC. Looks like they have a tougher schedule most years.

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Old 09-30-2012, 11:04 AM
 
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That doesn't explain to me why the SEC can't play 9 conference games like other power conferences. NBD though, I was just curious. I will agree, 14 teams is weird.

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The SEC could have fixed Saban's issue in the spring by going to an eight-game format that would have teams playing six divisional opponents annually and then rotating two teams each year from the other division. But in order to do that, the historic cross-division rivalry games like Georgia-Auburn and Alabama-Tennessee would have gone way. That was not going to happen.
Georgia-Auburn is the longest continuous rivalry in the South, dating back to 1892.
"Keeping the Georgia-Auburn game was our top priority in the scheduling discussions," said Georgia athletics director Greg McGarity. "We understand that there needs to be some give and take, but our people do not want to give that game up."
But the world is changing quickly in college football, and the SEC has been ahead of the curve in most of the stops along the way. The only place where the SEC has hung back has been in scheduling. The SEC chose not to play nine conference game because in the short term it didn't need to play that card.
Saban makes it clear nine games is best for SEC, but not everybody agrees - NCAA Football - CBSSports.com News, Scores, Stats, Schedule and BCS Rankings
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Old 09-30-2012, 07:40 PM
 
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That doesn't explain to me why the SEC can't play 9 conference games like other power conferences. NBD though, I was just curious. I will agree, 14 teams is weird.



Did you join the conservation? I missed it. If teams from other conferences can preserve rivalries and still play 9 conference games why not the SEC?

Seems kind of unfair for teams whose rivals are not in the SEC. Looks like they have a tougher schedule most years.
Take a look at the top 25 the last five years. That is why.
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Old 09-30-2012, 09:19 PM
 
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Take a look at the top 25 the last five years. That is why.
LOL. Same argument they used 20 some years ago when they went to 8 conference games. I guess some things never change.

I agree with Saban. He makes some great points;

"Everybody has their own situation and they try to do what is best for their school. I get that," said Saban. "But at some point we have to think about what's best for the conference and, more importantly, what's best for the players on our team."

"I just think that every player who comes to one of our schools should play every team in the conference if he stays four years," said Saban. "Under the current system we have guys who will never play Georgia or Florida. That's not right. If we have to play nine conference games to get that fixed then that is what we need to do."

Well said.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:07 AM
 
Location: Lafayette, Louisiana
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My wife is a hardcore LSU fan and she's given up on them for this year. Their previous wins this season have been horribly ugly. They have enough talent to overcome their many turn overs, missed tackles, missed blocks, and penalties. But now that they played another ranked SEC team, their flaws cost them a win. They don't deserve even a low ranked bowl game if they continue playing this way.
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Old 10-07-2012, 08:11 AM
 
Location: The "Rock"
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My wife is a hardcore LSU fan and she's given up on them for this year. Their previous wins this season have been horribly ugly. They have enough talent to overcome their many turn overs, missed tackles, missed blocks, and penalties. But now that they played another ranked SEC team, their flaws cost them a win. They don't deserve even a low ranked bowl game if they continue playing this way.
Defensively they played pretty good... They just got worn down because the offense and specifically Mettenberger... He is absolutely horrible. Worst than Jordan Jefferson.
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